Free COVID-19 testing for uninsured available through county program

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UPDATED Aug. 25, 2021: This program has ended.  

Uninsured Collin County residents can now get free testing and physical evaluations for COVID-19. 

The Commissioners Court on Monday authorized $3 million to cover costs associated with testing Collin County uninsured residents of all ages through a voucher system, where the county will be billed directly by local healthcare providers. The funding comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The testing service includes FDA-approved COVID-19 testing and a medical evaluation during office or drive-through visits only. The voucher does not cover any prescriptions. Only uninsured Collin County residents are eligible.

So far, PrimaCare Urgent Care (1-855-750-2544) and CommunityMed Urgent Care (972-808-6761) have already agreed to accept the Collin County voucher. Healthcare authorities here also urge residents to call providers to see if they will accept the Collin CARES vouchers.

Online forms and more information are posted on the Collin CARES page. For those who can't access or print the online forms, please check for its availability with the test provider.

For the insured and underinsured, the U.S. Congress has waived deductibles for COVID-19 testing. These residents should contact their insurance provider for more information.  For a list of all testing sites, the State of Texas has an interactive map posted online.